Saw Points #3: Another Tenon Saw gets the treatment

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Blog entry by Johnnyblot posted 03-21-2012 08:38 PM 1555 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: More photo's of the re-vamping of a 14" Tenon Saw Handle. aka the 'Brit Method'. Part 3 of Saw Points series Part 4: The Non Break Handle- a tale of two Spear & Jackson saws »

I recently picked up a couple pf new saws from a ‘Car Boot’ sale for £2.00, £1.00 each

The big one is a ‘no-name’ 24” rip tooth 5ppi. It is surprisingly free of rust and no pitting. It is also straight.

The Tenon Saw is a ‘Brass Backed’ Spear & Jackson 12”, 16ppi, fitted with the patented ‘Non Break Handle’. This is the second S&J I have with this kind of handle. Basically it has a rod running through the handle grip. I’ve no idea how successful this handle was, but it was more than likely a sales gimmick?

And here we go with the refurbishment of this handle-

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#1 posted 03-21-2012 09:11 PM

You’ve really caught the bug John. Sorry about that. :-)

I like that rip saw. You’ve got your work cut out with the saw plate on that S&J though. Still for £2 you can’t go wrong can you?

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 03-21-2012 09:24 PM

Andy- The S&J saw plate is already done and didn’t take much doing at all. I have not got any photo’s of that just now.
I’ve finished the reshaping the handle too. I didn’t go for anything too far from existing design as the fixings for the non break handle interfere? But what I have done is given it a nice Lamb’s Tongue.

I don’t know what the big saw is, the medallion has the ubiquitous British Crown coat of arms- which I guess makes it a second quality saw of some sawmaker??


-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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